A three-day festival will take over Cedar Rapids this summer in honor of the 10th anniversary of the historic 2008 flood. The Cedar River crested on June 13th, 2008 at 31.1 feet. Flood waters impacted more than 10 square miles of the city. Go Cedar Rapids is organizing this festival. Today, the city council approved a $250,000 advance on hotel and motel tax revenue for Go Cedar Rapids. The group can't say yet exactly how it'll use that money, but says it'll bring in music groups and art vendors.
Throughout campus, Coe College students say there are plenty of street lights. But once they step off campus it's a different story. "Walking down First Avenue, away from downtown, there's not as much lighting,” Coe Freshman Cameron Heffernan said. And that lack of light causes concern. "If you are on any of the side streets it's way too dark to feel safe,” Heffernan said. The number of city street lights was just one of many topics discussed at a city-organized open house.
Students in Washington are going to find some special notes as they enter school Tuesday morning. On Monday, teachers busted out the sidewalk chalk and wrote messages of appreciation for their students. It was an professional training day for teachers, so the students had the day off. Teachers hope students feel valued in the classroom. And educators hope these notes reaffirm that belief. "I feel that our kids work really, really hard in all that they do so that makes them extra special to us.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".